The Lilly Conference – Newport Beach is part of the overall Lilly Conference Series. For 35 years, Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning have provided opportunities for the presentation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Join us February 18 -20 for the Annual Lilly Conference – Newport Beach!

The 2016 plenary presenters have not yet been announced. Please check back later for more information.

2015 Plenary Speakers

Cheryl Amundsen

Cheryl Amundsen

Simon Fraser University

Supporting Faculty Inquiry about Teaching:
Implications for Teaching and for Curriculum

David Brobeck

David Brobeck

Educational Leadership
Walsh University

Lightening Struck the Classroom and We Kissed Convention Good-Bye


Stephen Brookfield

School of Education
University of St. Thomas

Getting Students to Participate in Class

David Daniel

David Daniel

James Madison University

The Darkside of Pedagogy

Conference Overview

Participants come from across the United States, representing nearly every discipline found in higher education. Participants represent faculty and administrators at various stages in their academic careers, ranging from post-doctoral positions, adjunct faculty, new faculty, mid-career faculty, seasoned faculty, and even emeritus faculty. The overarching conference theme is “Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning,” offering tracks and sub themes including:

  • Academic Success
  • Student Learning
  • Creating Communities of Learners
  • Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign
  • Engaging and Motivating Students
  • Innovative Pedagogical Approaches
  • Multiculturalism/Diversity/Inclusion
  • Online Learning and Teaching
  • Promoting Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Service/Experiential Learning
  • Teaching Well with Classroom Technologies
  • Teaching Unplugged – no powerpoint used in this track!

Presentation sessions are selected through a blind peer-review process

We offer a variety of sessions so that you can match your learning preference to the presentations formats: 100-minute workshops, 60-minute sessions, 40-minute presentations, 20-minute discussions, traditional plenary addresses, round-table discussions, and poster sessions. Conference presentations are selected through a blind peer-review process.

About Newport Beach

The Lilly experience in Newport Beach, CA offers not only exceptional conference sessions focused on evidence-based teaching and learning, but a picturesque venue to support your professional self-reflection. With beautiful vistas, moderate temperatures, easy access to Newport Bay Ecological Reserve and scenic Balboa Island, you can enjoy an opportunity to learn and to re-energize your teaching spirit within a community of scholars that share your commitment to advancing student learning.

Throughout these conferences, participants are given the opportunity to exchange ideas, build a repertoire of take-home skills, and to network with colleagues.